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air berlin Visa Credit Card – Germany

air berlin Visa Credit Card – Germany

  1. Anonymous

    While looking for an easy way to get more miles while living in Europe, I came across the Visa co-branded credit card with air berlin.

    I fly air berlin at least 3 times a year since it is one of the cheapest routes between Berlin, Germany (where I live) and my hometown of Paris, France. Plus they fly from TXL instead of SFX which is far from my house. I’ve garnered a bit more than 10K points on my AB topbonus card so far with AB or Etihad flights.

    The co-branded airline credit cards are slim pickings in Germany. It basically boils down to the M&M lufthansa card or the Visa AB card. Lufthansa not being based in Berlin is an obvious minus for me. I also considered French cards since I’m French, but there again there is ONLY the Air France AMEX, which really stinks in the experience of holders I talked to (low valued miles, AMEX accepted virtually nowhere in Europe, loss of status when redeeming etc.)

    SO… this brings me to the air berlin Visa Card, see [URL=’https://topbonus.airberlin.com/web/tb/airberlin-visa-card’]here[/URL]

    From what I could gather, the “Plus” card has a 89,90EUR sign-up fee and grants 1 points per 1 euro spent. There is no minimum spending, a sign-up bonus of 10K points and 2K extra points with referral. Then I could convert them to Etihad points for my goal of a 1st class trip for 2 to Korea.

    What’s the catch here?

    My German is not good enough to decypher the small print, any insight would be welcome. See the sample contract [URL=’https://www.docdroid.net/583HKgx/20160801-antrag-airberlin-freunde-werben-adcode-0330-komplett.pdf.html’]here[/URL]

    Also any experience from holders would be more than welcome 🙂

    Thank youuu ^^

  2. Gaurav

    @cblf, I’m not sure there is enough of a German speaking audience here to get you the feedback you need. Maybe try a German frequent flyer forum or search specifically for a review of the airberlin credit card?

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